Single grain has been produced in Scotland for almost as much time as Malt whiskies, the need for grain grew with the desire to produce what we now call blended scotch, the use of a grain enabled distillers and blenders create a wider range of flavours than most single malt distilleries could possibly achieve especially given age and re-racking was something not practiced at the peak of whisky production in Scotland.
The world wanted whisky so Scotland provided thanks to the mass production achieved in a grain distillery.
Today we are seeing more and more grain whiskies on the shelves but we seem to be baffled or unsure if we want it or indeed will like it.
A good grain will hit the golden taste point of the palate, with delicate smooth fruity creamy notes, long lingering after tastes and a great stepping stone into the world of whiskies in general.
Plus a grain is a great way to reset our palates or explore what else is available in the market.
This is a limited edition North British single grain distilled in 2007 Nose: light golden syrup, vanilla pod and lemon sorbet, caramel with mi...View full details£49.95| /Sale
A light golden hue does not give you a clue about how rich this dram becomes on the nose and palate. Add a drop of water if needed, this dram ...View full details£67.95| /Sale
From the grain distillery that started it all comes this unique single cask 1991 Cambus. Cambus distillery opened around 1806 run as a small c...View full details£199.95| /Sale
This distillery has been distilling quality grain since 1885 with the first spirit coming off the stills around 1887. Its outturn is quite sta...View full details£79.95| /Sale